It is a fact that fear
is an emotion that affects everyone of us in one way or another. You and I are not alone in our fears. Everyone is afraid of something or other. Some people are actually afraid of everything – phobophobia
. Other people have fears that are pathological
In the late 1940s, Buddy Hackett, Rodney Dangerfield, Lenny Bruce and other young hopeful comics in New York all hung out at Hansons, a luncheonette on Broadway. Joe Ancis, the original sick comic of all other sick comics, cracked up everybody at the time. Some people claim that Lenny Bruce learned what he knew from Ancis. He was dubbed "The Funniest Man In The World" by other comedians. But Ancis was terrified of audiences. He could rap with the pros at Hansons, but he performed publicly only once when he was still a teenager. The appearance confirmed his fears. He never got up in front of an audience again. Hard to believe:
"SOME PEOPLE FEAR SPEAKING IN FRONT OF A GROUP OF
PEOPLE MORE THAN THEY FEAR DEATH."